Snake Removal

Finding a snake in or around your home can be a frightening experience. We get calls from local residents frequently for this very reason. Trapping snakes can be dangerous and should only be done by a trained expert. Most homeowners are not able to quickly determine the harmless snakes from the harmful ones. We are professionals with years of experience. Let us help when you find them in or around your home in Fairfield or New Haven County. Don’t risk the safety of your family or your pet. Snakes can cause horrible injuries and even death if not handled properly. We have years of experience handling these potentially venomous animals. In addition to removing them, we will find the areas that they have been entering the home and seal them to prevent return visits. We are here to help, even in emergency situations.

Snakes in Home and Yard

If a snake is on your property, it is usually because there is a food source or a great place to hide. These reptiles will follow prey like small rodents or animals that are already in your yard or home. They will enter where the other pests entered. High or low, it does not matter. They are great climbers. The key is to seal entry points after they have been removed to keep them from getting back in. There is also a pest control element. If the snakes came in after a food source, it is likely that you have another pest problem like mice or rats. We can help with any type of wildlife infestation, which will keep snakes from returning. You can also help by keeping screens on all open windows, closing exterior doors and making sure you do not leave garage doors open where pet food or other foods are exposed. Do not invite them in.

Snake Trapping

DIY methods may be available but they are not effective and the risk of you getting hurt is not worth the benefit of trying to deal with snakes on your own. The best way to ensure that you quickly, safely, and efficiently remove this pest animal is to call in a professional. We understand the best way to handle them so that they do not become a potential danger. We are able to distinguish between venomous and non-venomous species and will adjust our trapping methods to fit the type of snake or snakes you have. Please leave this up to professionals.

Exclusion of Snakes

Once we have safely removed the problem we will work with the homeowner to help exclude them from returning. This is done in a number of ways. We will look to control the food source. This can be from pet food left outside to insect problems in the home. If there is no food for them, they will move on. One other way is by den site identification. We will inspect the home and grounds searching for any possible dens. We may even make suggestions about your outdoor space that will make your property less appealing to these creatures. Contact us right away if you see a snake in your home. We are ready to help you.

General Snake Removal FAQs

Do mothballs get rid of snakes?

Mothballs are commonly thought to repel snakes. They actually have little to no effect on snakes. The best way to remove snakes from your property is to remove any food sources for the snakes. A professional can suggest proper treatment to repel snakes.

How do you prevent snakes getting into your home?

Snakes inside a home tend to be smaller snakes. These snakes can enter the home through very small gaps such as under the door. They will also enter the home through openings made by other wildlife such as snakes.

Keep your yard clean and free of clutter. Snakes seek out hiding places to ambush their prey. Get rid of any food sources such as mice and insects. A wildlife control operator can help with this. Seal up any holes in foundations, garage, or screen doors.

Are all snakes dangerous?

Most snakes are non-venomous. Although their bite may cause pain it is not dangerous to humans or pets. There are venomous snakes whose bite can be a danger to humans. It is often difficult to differentiate between the species. Don’t handle a snake if you aren’t sure.